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RICKETTS CALLS FLOOD WORST NATURAL DISASTER IN NEBRASKA HISTORY

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says the widespread flooding across the state is the worst natural disaster in the state’s history:

OC……..very widespread. :23

The governor has sent a federal disaster aid request to FEMA and says preliminary damage estimate numbers are high:

OC………..crop losses. ;24

Ricketts says many of the state’s roads and bridges will need major repairs or replacement:

OC………and so forth. ;22

The governor says many levees need repair and there is much more public infrastructure damage yet to be determined.

A help number for Nebraska residents with questions has been set up through the state’s emergency Management Department at 402-817-1551.